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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Aluminium producer Rusal posts US$3.2b loss

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Lower prices, charges leave Rusal at a loss Russian aluminium producer Rusal posted a US$3.2 billion loss for last year, hurt by lower prices and restructuring charges, and said it was still in talks to renegotiate part of its debt. The result, which included a US$1.9 billion charge for impairment and one-off restructuring, compared with a US$528 million loss in 2012, ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Shangri-La books 9.3pc profit rise to US$392m

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Shangri-La books 9.3pc profit rise to US$392m Luxury hotelier Shangri-La Asia's profit grew 9.3 per cent to US$392.3 million last year, despite ... market has made up for it." Sales globally were up 1.2 per cent at US$2.08 billion. Profit in mainland China, where the company has most of its properties, dropped to US$11 million from ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Credit Suisse misses estimates with 34pc profit fall

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... into businesses that he wants to keep and those that he plans to sell or run down. Earnings in the quarter suffered from a decline in revenue from debt trading that also weighed on profit at JP Morgan ... dropped 25 per cent to 1.49 billion francs on a lower contribution from rates and emerging markets businesses, while equities revenue fell 7.4 per cent to 1.2 billion francs. Dougan said ...

  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Li & Fung profit soars as brand spin-off eyed

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:04am by TIFFANY AP

    ... profit for 2013 soared 70 per cent to US$871 million as it announced an acquisition to change its business mix and said it is seeking to spin off its licensee brands business into a separate ... business because we wanted to develop the top 10 retailers in the US. Li & Fung will go back to its core. It's less volatile. The branded business has gone through a difficult time," ...

  5. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China Southern net down 24pc as perks face cuts

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... task for us. China Southern has recently decided to study the potential and business model of low-cost carriers." The Guangdong-based company reported a 24.2 per cent drop in net profit ... yesterday. In January, the Ministry of Finance issued a revised regulation specifying that all department or bureau-level directors should fly economy class on business trips. "This new ...

  6. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Weaker demand and competition hit China Eastern

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... carrier said net profit fell 23 per cent to 2.38 billion yuan (HK$2.97 billion) because of shrinking demand from high-end business customers and intensive market competition. The results beat ... and express cargo business brand. "Going along with the information-technology development, we will take advantage of some new technologies to help the e-commerce freight transformation. We have ...

  7. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Shift in business focus pays off for Haitong International Securities

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shift in business focus pays off for Haitong Haitong International Securities, the overseas arm of the mainland's second-largest brokerage, said net income rose 80 per cent to HK$529 million last year. The results, foreshadowed in a positive profit alert last month, were bolstered by improved broking and margin financing business, and strong ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Samsonite expects to double size in 5 years

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by TIFFANY AP

    ... categories like business travel, handbags, and active outdoors. “These are fragmented markets with a lot of small players. I don’t think you’ll see us show up with US$500 million or US$700 million dollar deal, [but] what High Sierra and Hartmann look like,” Gendreau said. US$40 to US$150 million was more likely he added. “We have no borrowings on the business at all. We’ve got a 310 ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Apex Benchmark attacks Midland management over record loss

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Sandy Li

    ... and Midland owes us an answer," said Mau Wang-bong, a former Midland employee and the chief operating officer of Apex. The fund raised its stake to 9.57 per cent last week from 7.5 per cent ... up deals. "But such a sharp rise in just six months is rare. This is no different from distributing cash to generate business!" he said. At the same time, Mau said, the property ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Bank of China (Hong Kong) flags cut to dividend payout ratio

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:58am by KANIS LI

    ... in 2019. "The wider range of dividend payout ratio allows us the flexibility to determine the payout according to the operating performance each year," chief executive He Guangbei said. ... down business growth to slow down the use of capital. "BOCHK may be the last bank to cut its dividend payout to preserve capital," said Alexander Lee, an analyst at DBS Vickers. ...




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